Introduction: Black Box Lamp

Simple, elegant, easy to build, and cheap lamp.

2 Configurations: Cover up,Cover down

Want to carry it safely or just hide the lamp? place the cover on the box and put the light inside the box.

You just need: - Cardboard box

- cardboard roll

- Fluorescent light, light holder and switch

- The metal part of a round hairbrush

- black thermoresistant paint

- slab of wood

- large hydraulic nut

- 4 long screws

- very small bar

Step 1: Main Materials

Step 2: Hole

make an hole as large as the screw of the light in the lower part of the box

Step 3: Cut the Roll a Little Lower Than the Box

Step 4: Cut a Piece of Wood Large As the Hole of the Box

Step 5: Cut the Roll Using the Lamp Holder As a Reference

Step 6: Drill 4 Holes in the Piece of Wood, Around the Roll

Step 7: Place the Lamp Holder in a Smaller Piece of Wood

Then cut a small hole for the wire

Step 8: Screw It As in the Picture

Then place the other part of the roll around the light holder and put this part inside the box.

Step 9: Use a Small Nut As a Wire Holder

drill the hole near a corner of the box, not too near to the edge.

Step 10: Drill a Hole in the Cover As Shown in the Picture

Step 11: If Necessary, Paint the Box and the Base of the Light in Opaque Thermoresistant Black

Step 12: Fold the Piece of Metal As Shown in the Picture

the big nut will be screwed on top of this

Step 13: Glue the Piece of Metal Around the Light

use a strong glue

Step 14: Place a Little Stop Under the Cover

Step 15: Screw the Big Nut on the Cover

this will hold in place the cover

Step 16: Screw the Light in the Hole

Enjoy it.

If you want to carry it safely, remove the light and close the box with his cover.


Raitis (author)2014-10-05

Good thing the CFLs don't burn out for quite some time, I'd be pissed painting that base of the bulb often!


yes luckily good CFLs are long lasting

samudra sundar nag (author)2014-10-05



thank you!

jxrgen (author)2014-10-05

This is so nice! A beautiful and unique product made from simple parts. Thank you.


thank you :) I appreciate it

soulgraber (author)2014-10-05

v nice n simple


Thanks ;)

seamster (author)2014-10-03

Your lamp looks very nice!

Although I was secretly hoping to see a lamp made from one of these black boxes: :)


Thank you

I think it would be awesome, waiting for that.